McDougal Crater

The crater MacDougal, also called El Verdugo is the widest of all craters at Pinacate Biosphere Reserve. It measures 122 m of depth and more than 1500 m of diameter. In the ground of the crater one can observe sahuaros, governors and ocotillos. (Carnegiea gigantea, Larrea tridentata, Fouquieria splendens) respectively.

Being in the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and the Great Altar Desert can be an experience out of this world as its impressive crater landscape, astronauts have assured, is very similar to the lunar surface.

It is the largest of all craters and is located west of the Badillo. It has an attractive circle of undergrowth, with fragments of basalt which are vertical in the borders of the crater.

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